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announcer: now "abc7 news at 4:00". on your side. michelle: some heavy hitters are set to take the stage tonight for night two of the republican national convention. alison: house speaker paul ryan, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, new jersey governor chris christie and former candidate dr. ben carson. they are all set to speak today. jonathan: but a lot of talk is still about melania trump's speech on night one and whether or not she plagiarized michelle obama's speech from 2008. >> you work hard for what you want in life. >> you work hard for what you want in life. >> that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you are going to do. >> that your word is your bond and you do what you say. jonathan: yeah. today the campaign said no one would be fired over the speech but the race was on early to do a little damage control. >> 93% of the speech is completely different than michelle obama's speech. they express some common
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thoughts. >> these were common words and values. jonathan: today's abc7 instapoll is asking if you think that melania trump plagiarized her speech. you can vote. go to wjla.com/votenow. we will show you live results in a matter of minutes. michelle: abc7 chief political correspondent scott thuman is live in cleveland. by now you have seen the side-by-side comparison and the transcripts. what are people in cleveland saying about melania's speech? scott: predictably a lot of the reaction is this is much ado about nothing. that is what you might expect from the republican stronghold saying this is the liberal media, this is a 24-hour news cycle jumping on something to talk about. once again go after donald trump. so whether or not you find those particular remarks to be alarming or eyebrow raising or not, here it's almost beside the point. i talked to a couple of gentleman had their speech screened many times. candidate over the years, mike
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i talked to both governors today and they were very dismissive of the whole kind of back-and-forth or whether or not something was wrong with that speech. whether it was plagiarized. so here it's been a dismissive tone. the democrats obviously seizing on it. pointing out, the last thing i'll say is it's quite odd if you going to take from a speech it would be from the very administration you are trying to get rid of because you say it is so bad. so a bit of irony. the democrats claiming, the republicanning saying it's nonsense. michelle: let's talk about what is ahead tonight. we are expecting to hear from the trump children. what do you expect will be the big moment of tonight? scott: very few criticisms that we heard but there weren't enough personal anecdotes, softening the image of donald trump. we will see more of
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tiffany trump and donald j. trump jr. as they try to tell personal stories about their father making him more likable, a little less brash and showing the side that sean spiceer the communications director for the r.n.c. want to show the side that people aren't used to. they have only seen the tv reality image of trump and they want to present something different from that. see if they deliver on that. michelle: final question in the last few seconds we have here. any more disruptions expected or is there a growing sense of unity amongst the party members? scott: i don't know that there is a growing sense of unity yet over the 24-hour stance since last night's disruption. there is chatter that there is greater disruption when they go through the state-by-state roll call. it's possible. colorado delegate were furious and or states contemplating making noise. they may fall
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that is the beauty of the convention. no one is 100% certain. we will have it for you as it develops and bring you highlights. michelle: all right. scott thuman live in cleveland. thank you. scott: thank you. alison: well, an emergency hearing today that could have a really big impact on the virginia vote come november. virginia's supreme court heard arguments about a challenge to governor terry mcauliffe's plan to retore felons' voting rights. we will have much more on that coming up shortly at 4:30. jonathan: thanks. your voice, your future takes a closer look at the second day of the r.n.c. you can watch it at 7:00 on our sister station on newschannel8. we will be streaming it live at wjla.com so you won't miss a thing. that is coming up this evening at 7:00. michelle: we want to check on the weather. the sticky feeling is starting to let up a bit outside. chief meteorologist doug hill is here with a look at how long the break will last. doug: not very long. we will see a brief dr
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the humidity levels later tonight and tomorrow. but then the high heat and the humidity return. check this out. for the past few hours the action is south of washington today. this is the sky a couple of hours ago in spotsylvania. 70 degrees there. i was warmer. you will see why it called off. the skies will darken and the heavy storms blast through the area of spotsylvania county. as they move out, we have a clearing sky and somebody down there will get a rainbow before long. temperatures in the washington metro area are warm. 87. 90 in frederick. 81 in the rain-cooled areas from manassas to fredericksburg. but it will get mighty hot around here. dew point temperatures are starting to drop in the 50's and 60's. that is good news. the forecast tonight for the dodgers in town against the nats tonight. it will be in the low 80's. partly cloudy skies. great baseball weather. that's it. alison: it's hot. hope they
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developing story in baton rouge. where the community there is dealing with aftermath of the shooting deaths of three police officers. president obama wrote an open letter to law enforcement officers across the country praising their valor. reporter: dozens of police officers from around the state were sworn in today as temporary deputies of the baton rouge sheriff department. offering assistance to a fourth still grieving. outside the memorial to slain officers a child's prayer capture the poignancy of this moment in america, threatening to pit black against white, civilian against police. here in baton rouge people are universal saying they won't allow that to happen. >> there are those voices in this xdifficult time that present false choices to us. we can advocate for better policing and we can respect law enforcement and mourn the officers at the same time. reporter: a message
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alton sterling's aunt with the family of the officer and they embrace. >> the officers who were hurt, their family. i miss my son. reporter: investigators are poring over the images of the shooter, gavin long dressed in black, holding a rifle, waiting to ambush police at a car wash frequented by officers. >> i'm hit. >> i'm hit. left arm. reporter: he ignored civilians, targeting police and taking the life of three officers who were remembered at a candlelight vigil. brad garafola, matthew gerald and montrell jackson. another remains in i.c.u. fighting for his life. >> there is a different feeling in baton rouge from when i first arrived on sunday. then the streets were closed down. people were staying in their homes. the few people i spoke with seem to be in a sense of
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shock. today there is a universal call for healing. jonathan: this was the scene in texas where officers were saying goodbye to one of their own. michael krol, one of the officers gunned down in dallas was laid to rest. he moved to join the police force there and killed this month in an ambush. alison: breaking news in maryland. police are on the scene after a pedestrian was hit on the b.w. parkway north of route 410 in riverdale park. the u.s. park police tell us the person has life-threatening injuries. we have a crew on the way to the scene and we will bring you information once they arrive. michelle: the national organization of black law enforcement executives is holding its 40th training conference in the district this week. today russell simmons addressed the group. d.c. bureau chief sam
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northwest d.c. sam, what was his message? sam: well, michelle, his message was one of peace. he was calling for here today. he came to talk to noble, which is the black law enforcement executive organization. his message was that they need to push for improved police community relations. he formedded an organization to do that called peacekeepers. simmons was a luncheon speaker and he told law enforcement executives and their families in his organization, peacekeepers now has branches in 25 cities. the idea is to establish dialogue. he said one important thing for communities is to as he put it stop demonizing the police. >> we have to support changes that make the community feel better as much as we may not want to because we know almost like a lynch mob. it's uncomfortable
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enforcement in our own community. i know it's tough. if we want more people of color to join we can't demonize the police. [applause] sam: simmons said most recently he has worked with the mayor of los angeles and the police chief there. he said that dialogue leads to trust. and improved relations. we'll have more on this coming up on "abc7 news at 6:00". we will have an interview with simmons and we'll hear more about efforts to create such an organization here in d.c. reporting live from northwest washington, i'm sam ford, abc7 news. alison: thank you. now to a controversy involving twitter. stop letting the ignorant people be the loud ones. that is what comedienne and actress leslie jones is asking creators of twitter after an on it slaught of racist -- after an onslaught of
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the "saturday night live" and "ghostbusters" cast member posted this --" "i leave twitter tonight with tears and a very sad hard. all of this because i did a movie. you can hate the move but the expletive i got today was wrong." she is calling on twitter to do more to stop abuse. twitter issued a statement saying it has taken action against several accounts that were involved in the harassment. jonathan: amazing that woman like that is getting bullied. she is funny as all get out. you make a bad movie -- i haven't seen it -- but you don't taunt people. i feel bad for her. coming up next at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- walking out. while some of the groundskeepers at the arlington national cemetery walked off the job. alison: later -- michelle: a bride turns to "7 on your side"
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cake left a bad taste in her mouth. alison: but first going back to the beginning. while the fifth stage of safetrack may sound familiar.
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jonathan: covering metro and plans now for the transit
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it starts tomorrow where it began. that means the trains will be single tracking between the east falls church and ballston stations at all times. single tracking, those stations. the surge is set to last until july 31. alison: safetrack has been a boon for virginia railway express. summer is usually a slow time for trains going through northern virginia. of course vacations and flexible schedules are happening then. last tuesday v.r.e. set a record for the most individual trips in a day. that was just more than 23,000. and the weekly ridership topped 100,000 trips last week. the first time v.r.e. has ever hit that number. v.r.e. is crediting metro safetrack surge that closed the blue and yellow lines for the spike in its service. if you want to stay one step ahead of the safetrack surges with text messages to your phone. text "metro" to 43817 or sign up at wjla.com. michelle? michelle: fewer cars overall on th
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them in bottleneck sections. as suzanne kennedy reports, that is the bottom line from a new study by a.a.a. about traffic on the beltway. suzanne: it's the roadway we love to hate. the capital beltway. a new study is out about traffic volume. a.a.a. and the midatlantic and the maryland state highway administration studied the 64-mile road from 2009 to 2015. it's a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to cars on the road. here is the good news. traffic decreased by up to 25,000 cars on critical stretches of i-495. the busiest segment saw more traffic and increase of 30,000 cars. that is areas such as national harbor and the i-270 spur. people who use the six decade old roadway say no matter what the study says the roadway continues to be a source of frustration. >> it's miserable.
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even after rush hour time it's kind of bad. obviously something could be done that makes it better. suzanne: a final bit of good news in montgomery county, traffic decreased seven out of the ten interchanges on the capital beltway. along i-495, suzanne kennedy, abc7 news. jonathan: it's nice to see cars moving on the interstate, isn't it? now we get a check of the traffic situation. are they moving out there now or not so much? >> in some places folks are but we have some news of some important and serious accidents happening on the 95 corridor. if your travels take you to baltimore beware of delays due to accident, an investigation that does continue this afternoon. it's i-95 northbound near 195. again, it may slow your ride down if you are headed to b.w.i. this afternoon. report of an accident there, serious with the investigation continuing. you can see in the camera shot live on the ground that we certainly
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95 will slow from 32 up to the incident scene as you approach baltimore county. elsewhere closer to home we have an incident that closes the b.w. parkway. we have report of an accident that involves a pedestrian. northbound lanes of the b.w. parkway this afternoon closed between 410 and the beltway. right now traffic is stopped from the split merge at d.c. 295 and 50. we are also seeing southbound delays this afternoon. heavy from 197 to the beltway. for folks in the district we have report 06 a closure for a gas main repair. north capital street in both directions closed between d street and massachusetts avenue. back to you at the desk. alison: thank you so much. another traffic note for you here. all lanes of the beltway are back open this afternoon after two vehicles came off of one of those car carriers. it happened on the outer loop at i-270 just after noon today. no one was hurt but all lanes were closed for about 20 minutes. michelle: all lanes of the bridge n
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will stay closed for another few hours until a structural inspection is done. that after a crane fell from the new span being built to replace the crumbling old one. crane didn't hit any cars but three people were hurt when cars swerved to avoid it. the new bridge should open in 2018 after five years of work. the whole project will cost $5 billion. jonathan: i get to read a story about something going right. the winner of january record powerball jackpot finally come forward and claim the prize. the california lottery announced today that the last friday marvin may accosta quietly walked in and collected more than $528 million. that was their share of the record $1.6 billion drawing they had. the couple took the cash option to give them $328 million before taxes. i know. after taxes it's $3.50. in a statement, the accostas say nearly all of their money will be put in trust and charities.
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michelle: good for them! jonathan: do you have anybody in your background with acosta name in there? michelle: check the family tree. jonathan: shake that tree. alison: let's find out what is going on in the weather department. another hot one out there. the humidity is sticking around. hey, doug. doug: if you look at things in perspective here we had really hot one yesterday. we were in the mid-90's. dew point dropped to 65. so it's pleasant outside at the moment given these numbers. tomorrow will be as well. then the full force of summer comes to pay us a visit as we get through thursday, friday, saturday, sunday, monday. big numbers we are talking about here. temperature and humidity wise. 87 now. the biggest news here. the winds turn to the north. what that has done is brought in dryer air and dropped the dew point and dropped the humidity. bottom line it's pleasant outside now. this combination of the weather factors speak very well to the unlikelihood of any rain in the d.c. metro area
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plans. as the storms got cranking south and west. and the cold front was getting closer, we have cool looking clouds. these are mammatus clouds. that means there is a lot of turbulence in the clouds. no rain associated with them. our own meteorologist josh knight sent that in to us. there is action, but it's all south of fredericksburg. in the carolinas severe thunderstorm watch issued. a number of severe storms but the key ingredient for us the northerly winds are stabilizing things. so well west and south we will deal with showers and thunderstorms later. tomorrow, another delightful day. low humidity, temperatures mid-to-upper 80's. plenty of sunshine. a winner. then we go beyond and it's not a pretty picture. take a look at this. 90 degrees on thursday. humidity inches up a bit. on friday, 95. humidity increases enough to feel it. saturday and sunday, highs
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heat index or feels-like temperature is over 100. not perfect timing for the citi open. big action this weekend. then the heat will continue to monday. we will get a break in the heat and the humidity on tuesday. i have to go cool off after that. jonathan: hot news there. alison: all right. still to come on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- falling from grace. new information about bill cosby's health as he continues to fight the allegations of sexual assault. brad: a police officer who reaches into a suspect's car is dragged the length of a football field. today the man charged with that crime pleads guilty. i'm brad bell.
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alison: we have flu developments after a prince george's police officer was dragged more than 300 feet while holding on to the man behind the wheel. our maryland bureau chief brad bell was in court when danny harvell entered a plea. brad: a car has crashed. a cop is hurt. you can hear concern in the officer's voice as he called dispatch. >> my partner is being drug right now. officer mcconnell is down. the officer is hurt. his femur broken as the suspect's car drags him and crashes into a tree. today a year later that suspect,
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harvell pleads guilty to assault and separate drug charge after making a deal with prosecutors for a three to four-year sentence they hope sends a message. >> it is completely unacceptable to harm our officers. brad: this happened last july when mcconnell working a drug detail in the neighborhood. he spots danny harvell sitting in a car. officer o'connel claims he sees danny harvell reaching in the backseat so he comes in to grab the suspect but the car takes off with the officer in the window. it moves 326 feet. harvell runs away but soon turns himself in. his lawyer said he panicked when the officer approached. his grandmother said he meant no harm.
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harvell will be sentenced in august. in district heights, brad bell, abc7 news. michelle: coming up at 4:00, asking for more. "credit karma, why are you checking your credit score!" "you don't want to live with lucy forever, do you?" "glass?" "nah, i'm good." "do we have any towels?" "i got ya!" "we should really get a toaster." "i got you!" "credit karma huh?" "yea, it's free." "that was easy." "check out credit karma today. credit karma. give yourself some credit."
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alison: getting back to breaking news on the beltway. brad bell is on the scene. a pedestrian was hit by a car? brads: we understand not a pedestrian but someone cutting the grass. i'm at 410. this is the entrance ramp to the b.w. parkway north. police have it blocked off. we pan around, you can see over here all of these cars are being routed off of the northbound lanes of b.w. parkway at 410. that is because of the scene that is playing out about a mile north from here. we can go to newschopper7 to give you live pictures of the scene. as we understand it, a lawn cutting crew was out mowing the grass next to the b.w. parkway when a privately owned vehicle went off the roadway for some reason striking one of the lawnmowers. the operator in life threatening co
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we understand another aspect of the terrible thing happening this afternoon is at just that moment, apparently, an off-duty metropolitan police officer, m.p.d. officer in his private car saw what happened, got out and was performing c.p.r. on that injured person. i believe you can make out the lawnmower and see a silver colored vehicle on a flatbed tow truck. what we were told is it was a silver vehicle that struck the lawnmower. can't say for sure but we believe the vehicle up on the tow truck is that vehicle. for commuters, the bottom line is there is going to be an investigation here. crash reconstruction is going to have to take place. all the cars on the parkway are being detoured off right here at
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we'll try to follow the story and gather new information and bring you new details as they are available. back to you. alison: thank you very much. jonathan: more break news to share with you this afternoon from west virginia. that is where one person is under arrest after a shooting took place in jefferson county. it happened at the intersection of tuskwilla and lindsay drive in charlestown. two hours ago people no two different vehicles got in an argument and somebody from one of the cars shot a gun into the other. injuring one of the people inside. police have made an arrest in the case, they say there is no further threat to the public. as soon as we get more information in the newsroom we'll pass it along to you. michelle: i want to turn to the weather conditions outside. pretty nice out there. all things considered.
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we may have a heat advisory for the weekend coming up. it's that hot and humid. the nats are back in town against the dodgers tonight. first pitch 7:05. the weather will be delightful. temperatures at first pitch are 83 with sunshine and the clear skies. a great night at the ballpark. a frontal system to the south. that's why the winds are to the north and dropping. that's why the storm activity is southwest of washington. severe thunderstorm watch in effect for a few more hours to the north carolina line. the forecast for our area overnight is partly cloudy becoming less humid. that is comfortable to wake up in the middle of july with the temperatures at 64 to 70. we will enjoy the dry, warm weather. 87 with mostly sunny skies. thursday, a
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the real heat and the humidity will rebound quickly. it's a heatwave and it will return on friday straight through the weekend. as the implications here for the players and the fans at the citi open this weekend. the air temperatures are close to 100 degrees on saturdayed a sunday. it will feel like 105, maybe 110 at times and late day sunday storms. a quick look at the seven-day for you. the numbers will go up and up and up. 97 still on monday with the late day storms possible. even into tuesday. in the lower 90's. that is the latest. michelle: thank you. alison: the company responsible for maintaining the grounds at arlington national cemetery say it has arranged to stay staffed as long as the employees stay on strike. as sam sweeney reports the issues are familiar. pay and sick time. sam: good afternoon. organizers here tell me this has never happened
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grounds crew, landscapers walking off the job at a cemetery. that's what they did this morning. they say they have been negotiating in good faith for the last year on a quest for better wages but received nothing. the guys make on average about $13 an hour to keep the grounds here at arlington national cemetery beautiful. they work hard. they work in the heat. but they say they are not paid enough. they say they are making about $13 an hour. and do not get any paid sick time. they are asking for 4% pay increase, which is 53 cents an hour. many of the guys here that worked here for five or six years say they never received a pay increase. >> there was tension when they first organized and when they were negotiating for the contract, the employer installed cameras in the trees inside the cemetery and they are constantly being watched by the supervisor with binoculars. sam: we learned that the
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removed recently. we should also say the men do not work for the federal government. they are employed by contractors and subcontractors. one of those contractors is davey tree experts. they gave us a statement saying in part we cannot comment on ongoing negotiations. however, we have been and will continue to engage in good faith negotiations with the union. now the men tell me they will be out here until they get some sort of action. they are headed back to the negotiating table tomorrow. i'm sam sweeney. back to you. alison: we have an update from green leaf services that sent us a statement in the last two hours saying, "it is disappointed the groundskeepers decided to strike." it points out that our employees are paid between $17.37 and $18.93 per hour for work at the cemetery. the rates and their paid timeoff benefits are established by the federal government in accordance with the davis ba
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reflect the prevailing rates in the region for this work. they go on to say, "we have and will continue to negotiate in good faith with their union representatives in a hope of reaching collectively bargained resolution." we will keep you posted on what happens. all right. i will head back down to the newsroom to prepare for "abc7 news at 5:00". among the stories we are working on police recruits fearing for their lives. the steps they are taking to pursue their dreams even after the two high-profile attacks against police officers. that is new tonight on "abc7 news at 5:00". michelle: still to come at "abc7 news at 4:00". the public spats between celebrities could end up in you are the co. we are talking about kanye west and taylor swift. we are also talking with one of the judges from "hot bench "about all of this coming up.
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michelle: congratulations are in order for pippen middle top. she is engaged. the 32-year-old is set to marry james matthews next year. spokesperson tells cnn the duke and duchess of cambridge are absolutely delighted with the news. jonathan: there you go. marilyn monroe had a look to die for. how much would you pay for a piece of the look? two locks of he
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hair and other memorabilia are auctioned off this fall. the hair is from the estate of freida hull who got the locks from monroe's hair dresser. does that have a creepy smell to it? a little bit. the locks are in a protective case with presale cost of $6,000 to $8,000. get some of her hair. michelle: i want a d.n.a. test to prove it's actually her hair. reports today that bill cosby has gone completely blind. people helped lead the disgraced actor and comedian in and out of courthouses for hearings in a sexual abuse case. the nose page six reports that sources say cosby is in his own personal hell and confined to his house with a degenerative eye disease. jonathan: there is a legal battle brewing over the recorded phone call between kanye west and taylor swift. "hot bench" judge
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spoke to kidd o'shea about it on "good morning washington." kidd: the big story out of hollywood right now is this kim kardashian snapchat of kanye west recording taylor swift on a phone call. now there are questions of whether or not that was legal. judge acker: the issue is whether or not taylor swift had a reasonable expectation of privacy in that call. in california before you record anybody you have to have consent to all the parties. everybody being recorded has to consent to it. that only applies where the parties have a reasonable expectation of privacy. so if you and i are out talking in the street and i secretly record it, your expectation of privacy isn't as high. what i imagine kanye and kim's folks are arguing is that when you are having a conversation on a speakerphone and there are other parties present. part of the argument is that taylor knew other parties were present. so arguably she may not have had the same expectation of privacy as she would
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receiverer and she thought she was only talking to kanye. kidd: but does she still have a case to say i still didn't think i was being recorded? judge acker: taylor has a bit of an argument. however, she was talking on speakerphone and knew other people weren't there. jonathan: oh, the drama. you can watch "hot bench" every day at 3:00. that's right here on abc7. michelle: all right. coming up on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- it takes the cake. one bride's fight over this cake she says didn't fit the bill. erin: every tuesday we feature a local rising star. this week we feature a young lady who just so happens to be a wild card in the citi open. that story next in sports. jonathan: you can watch the citi open live from the rock creek tennis center on the sister station, newschannel8. yeah. here is a list of which stations you can find that are on through the local cable companies. we also have a complete list for you. just go to our website wjla.com.
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jonathan: "7 on your side" this afternoon after a bride's dream for her engagement party is tu
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nightmare. consumer investigator kimberly suiters shows us what the bummed out bride did next. >> we did have a joke of a night. which was our cake. kimberly: it was supposed to be an elegant, colorful cake for a peacock themed engagement party. it absolutely was, well colorful. >> the peacock on top was, it just didn't look like a peacock. kimberly: guests called at it dragon, dinosaur, the loch ness monster. she tried hard to laugh off the $135 dessert. but the photo booth for which she prepaid never showed up. >> those are moments that are stolen from the event. >> "7 on your side" went looking for answers. the photo booth was a great deal. less than $200 on living social. but had she seen the scathing yelp reviews of the company photo bomb she might have passed. hall told "7 on your side" she blames the contractor for skipping the evt
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for business for future reservations. she did get a refund, though, through paypal. for the cake? >> what do you think of the final product? >> i'm not that pleased with it. it would have looked nicer if we put the peacock on the side. kimberly: the owner complains if anyone complained when the cake was picked up she would have returned the money. anything to avoid getting trashed on facebook. kimberly: not fair? >> not fair. they never contacted me. kimberly: she did contact the place. most consumers might not automatically go to. her bank. >> are you surprised your bank gave you money back for an ugly cake? >> a little bit. yes. it just shows you the difference between customer service. kimberly: getting all that cash back was the icing on the cake. in fairfax, kimberly suiters, abc7 news. michelle: i hope it tasted good. at least the guest could enjoy that. jonathan: if it had been a great peacock they wouldn't have remembered it. they will never
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jonathan: day two of citi open on the way. there are big names but others are trying to find the way in the sport. michelle: one from here in washington, d.c. erin hawksworth is live at the tournament and has the story of the rising star. erin: she is only 15 years old. she has quite the inspirational story. we caught up with monica niculescu. scott abraham caught up with her earlier and she hassen incredible story for this week's -- she has quite the incredible story for the rising star. scott: 6'2", 15-year-old tennis phenom. >> what i love is the competitiveness. >> she is good at coming to the net. last summer she played on the
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open. >> it was fun. i like the crowd. crowd was behind my back. i was the underdog. >> learning experience on the court. >> i'm hoping right now she will put together the mental aspect in this game. to perfect it. scott: since the age of 7 she has been here at the washington tennis education foundation in southeast. she is on scholarship focusing on education and her tennis game. she may not have a lot of money right now, but let me tell you her future looks bright. >> i will never forget where i came from. that i will always give credit. told me to come up to where i am right now and hopefully where i will be in the future. scott: working hard to acomp lir her dreams -- accomplish her dreams. >> i believe i can be a u.s. open champion but i want to help others in need. i have always wanted to do that. scott: prepared to pay it forward through tennis. scott
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erin: thank you, scott. now coming up next hour we have the story of a former dematha tennis player who plays a very important role here at the citi open. we have that story coming up in the 5:00 hour. for all of your continuing coverage, make sure you tune in to tennis channel all week long. but for now we will send it over to steve rudin. hey, steve. steve: looks nice out there. we may see thunderstorms south of fredericksburg. i won't amount to a lot for us. head in closer, culpeper. this shower activity moving south and east. the humidity levels are drop tomorrow. heading to the delmarva beaches early on friday. the upper 80's near 90 on saturday and sunday. the water
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the middle to upper 70's. we have nice weather. dry weather on saturday. look at the temperature for the citi open. upper 90's to near 100 on saturday and sunday. chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms with the feels like temperature around 105 to 110 degrees. keep cool if you are going to watch tennis this weekend. let's get a check on this afternoon rush hour commute. trenice bishop? trenice: this afternoon we have issues. folks on the i-95 to the b.w. parkway. i-95 northbound has an investigation who are people making their way to the airport. the b.w. parkway northbound is closed down at this hour. we have reports of an accident involving a worker, someone mowing along the roadway.
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traffic is being diverted at maryland 410. southbound lanes may be affected as the folks are slow-moving in that direction as well. that will hamper the drive this afternoon on new york avenue. also going to slow you on the anacostia freeway. we are looking here still at 195. moving on to kenilworth. northbound delays. you can see folks trying to access 50. the far left lane of the screen. tough afternoon. we also have a closure for you in fairfax. we will get more information about that after we come back from the next break. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20 oz. cup of coffee, tommy can download 30 songs, and jan can upload 120 photos. 12 seconds. that's the power of fiber optics. and right now you can get 100 meg internet with equal upload and dowloads speeds, tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online.
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jonathan: developing now, fox news anchor megyn kelly told investigators her boss roger ales sexually harassed her. they cited two people with knowledge. gretchen carlson is claiming she was fired after refuting sexual advances. michelle: supreme court justices are trying to decide if felons should be allowed to vote this november. as jeff goldberg reports thism comes after republicans challenge governor terry mcauliffe's plan to restore their voting rights. jeff: the virginia supreme court convening in july for an issue that could have a dramatic impact in november. a challenge to governor terry mcauliffe's order retoring voting -- restoring
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completed their sentence or parole or probation. republicans including the house speaker argued the state constitution requires governors to consider each felon case individually. not en masse. practice followed by each governor before mcauliffe. >> now that stark undisputed fact is itself compelling evidence we would submit to you that the governor lacks blanket clemency power. jeff: but state solicitor general arguing for mcauliffe says the constitution does allow the action regardless of what previous governors chose to do. >> he has the power. it doesn't matter if history doesn't bear out he exercised the power. >> it was morally the right thing to do. i'm proud we did it. jeff: today, terry mcauliffe pushing back on the claims he signed the order to add democratic voters to help hillary clinton win virginia in november. >> it's unfortunate that in virginia the republican party
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and instead of trying to earn their vote they continually attack the individuals. jeff: the supreme court rules against governor mcauliffe he says he will then individually restore the voting rights of the more than 200,000 felons telling me earlier today, "i'm going to do it one way or the other." a decision from the supreme court is expected next month. in fairfax, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. announcer: tonight -- >> too hot! leon: metro riders grin and bear it when a define flaw pops up at the worst time. day one was interesting. what does day two of the republican national convention hold? we are in cleveland with a preview. plus -- >> it makes me want to be more cautious, be more careful. leon: a local police cadet is coping with the aftershocks of dallas and baton rouge in an unusual way. announcer: from abc7 news, this is a breaking news alert. leon: we are following this breaking news on the b.w. parkway where landscaper was struck
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scene where traffic is being affected. what is going on out there? fill us in. brad: well, leon, certainly a tragedy for the person who was struck but a traffic mess. i want to show you this is the ramp to the parkway northbound off of 410. it is closed down. you can see. look here. these are the cars trying to go northbound on the parkway. they are being detoured off. at this exit ramp. this is a mile north of where we stand. i think we can go to newschopper7 to show you some live pictures over the zane right now. basically what we understand is that at 3:40 this afternoon, a silver dodge charger northbound on the b. w. parkway for some reason or another left the roadway and struck a lawnmower. a professional lawn mowing crew out here cutting the grass along the parkway. the person operating the lawnmower we understand suffering life threatening injuries has been tr
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at the time it happened, an off-duty m.p.d. officer was driving his own personal vehicle near that scene. he jumped out and was performing c.p.r. in an effort to save the injured person. again, that silver dodge charger is on scene. this was not a hit-and-run. the investigation is going to take quite some time. we can tell you that the lanes here on the b.w. parkway will be closed for quite some time. at this point, all of the northbound lanes south of the bentway, north of 410 remain closed at this point. the investigation is ongoing. that is all we know at this point. back to you. leon: that is going to be a mess. thanks, brad. we'll get back to you in a bit. in the meantime, metro riders are left steaming again after the problem with the system's newest cars. the 7000 series. alison: this time the problem is with busted air conditioners. oh, right now in this h

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